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The Fed Ben Bernanke

  • Wall Street NYSE

    The Treasury secretary is learning how virtually every syllable out of his mouth is being parsed and traded upon.

  • TOKYO, Feb 8- Japanese investors dumped U.S. and French bonds in December, government data showed on Wednesday, as the post-U.S. election global bond sell-off prompted market participants to unwind aggressive holdings of these two countries' debt. Japanese investors sold 2.262 trillion yen of U.S. bonds in December, data from Japan's Ministry of Finance showed.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Feb 1- Federal Reserve policymakers are putting markets on notice that the central bank's $4.5 trillion balance sheet is back on the agenda in an apparent effort to give investors time to prepare for changes rather than to signal any action is imminent. The central bank is expected to keep that line in its statement on Wednesday following...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Feb 1- Federal Reserve policymakers are putting markets on notice that the central bank's $4.5 trillion balance sheet is back on the agenda in an apparent effort to give investors time to prepare for changes rather than to signal any action is imminent. The central bank is expected to keep that line in its statement on Wednesday following...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Feb 1- Federal Reserve policymakers are putting markets on notice that the central bank's $4.5 trillion balance sheet is back on the agenda in an apparent effort to give investors time to prepare for changes rather than to signal any action is imminent. The central bank is expected to keep that line in its statement on Wednesday following...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump

    The next two years could see a struggle between Trump's pro-growth agenda and tightening monetary policy, Peter Boockvar says.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 20- Former British finance minister George Osborne, who lost his job after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, will join BlackRock Inc as an adviser next month, the world's largest asset manager said on Friday. Osborne will work as a part-time senior adviser to the BlackRock Investment Institute, an arm of the asset manager that serves...

  • Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital Founder and aide to President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York last month.

    Anthony Scaramucci, a top fundraiser during the campaign, will be appointed as a top Donald Trump adviser within the week, sources said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Faced with sharply deteriorating economic conditions in 2011 after ending their second bond-buying program, Federal Reserve policymakers made an unprecedented bid to shore up the recovery by promising to keep rates low until at least mid-2013. But according to transcripts of the 2011 Fed meetings released for the first...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Faced with sharply deteriorating economic conditions in 2011 after ending their second bond-buying program, Federal Reserve policymakers made an unprecedented bid to shore up the recovery by promising to keep rates low until at least mid-2013. But according to transcripts of the 2011 Fed meetings released for the first...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 3- The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund posted a net outflow of $3.5 billion in December, its biggest one-month withdrawal ever, data from research firm Morningstar showed on Tuesday. The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund invests primarily in mortgage-backed securities and is run by DoubleLine Chief Executive Jeffrey Gundlach and the firm's...

  • BOSTON, Dec 20- Investment firm Citadel LLC said on Tuesday that its chief legal officer, Adam Cooper, plans to retire in 2017 and that Shawn Fagan has been promoted to general counsel for its hedge fund business. Cooper, 54, worked at Citadel for 18 years and plans to spend more time on philanthropic pursuits and with his family after he leaves the firm at the end of...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. Treasury yields climbed on Friday with benchmark yields marking a fifth consecutive week of increases on stronger-than-forecast data on China inflation and U.S. consumer sentiment ahead of $56 billion in government debt supply next week. The rise in U.S. yields was also underpinned by ongoing bond sales after the European Central Bank's...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. Treasury yields climbed on Friday with benchmark yields marking a fifth consecutive week of increases on stronger-than-forecast data on China inflation and U.S. consumer sentiment ahead of $56 billion in government debt supply next week. The rise in U.S. yields was also underpinned by ongoing bond sales after the European Central Bank's...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. Treasury yields climbed on Friday with benchmark yields on track for a fifth straight week of increases on stronger-than-forecast data on China inflation and U.S. consumer sentiment ahead of $56 billion in government debt supply next week. The rise in U.S. yields was also underpinned by ongoing bond sales after the European Central Bank's...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. The rise in U.S. yields was also underpinned by ongoing bond sales tied to European Central Bank's surprise decision on Thursday to reduce its monthly bond purchases to 60 billion euros from the current 80 billion euros, starting in April 2017. "It's the continuation of the ECB trade," said Jim Vogel, interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund had net outflows of $1.4 billion in November, the third-largest cash withdrawals since the "taper-tantrum" months of 2013, while flows increased into DoubleLine's low duration and unconstrained bond funds, the firm said Friday. The $59.2 billion DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, an open-end...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the largest fund in the firm by total assets, had net outflows of $1.4 billion in November, the third-largest cash withdrawals since the 2013 "taper-tantrum" months, while flows increased into DoubleLine's low duration and unconstrained bond funds, the firm said Friday. The $59.2 billion DoubleLine Total...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- Federal Reserve policymakers should put less emphasis publicly on the short-term outlook for interest rate increases and more on the economics driving monetary policy and the uncertainty of forecasts, Fed Governor Jerome Powell said on Wednesday. In comments at a Brookings Institution forum on Fed communications, Powell said that a...

  • Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve

    Before the election, Trump told CNBC that Yellen should be "ashamed" of herself. Once he takes office, he may have to sing a different tune.